Tips to Save Money Fast

Save Money Fast

When I was looking at keywords for saving money, how to save money fast came up first and I thought to myself, “I would like to know how to do that.” Who doesn’t want to save money fast? How can you save money fast? Don’t spend money you don’t have to or in some cases […]

How to Make Your Next Family Reunion a Huge Success

Family Reunion

Planning a successful family reunion, no matter how many people you’re expecting, is a big undertaking. You want the experience to be fun and memorable for all involved, but that takes a lot of work. Make sure to follow these steps to ensure that your next reunion is a huge success. Plan Ahead Start planning […]

Catching Up With Nick and Silke Jager

Nick and Silke

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Nick and Silke Jager when they garciously agreed to let me interview them. Over the years we’ve kept in touch and I thought it would be fun to let you catch up with them too. Are we still passtionate about the same things? It’s funny how […]

How to Give Your Kids a Daily Dose of Vitamin D

Outdoor Initiative How to Give Your Kids a Daily Dose of Vitamin D 3

With more schools making the decision to cut recess out of the school day, kids have less time to get active and play outside. Playing outdoors isn’t just something fun to do. This activity is important so children can receive a good dose of vitamin D. The sun is one of the best natural sources […]

Nature’s Music

Nature Quote

Have you had the opportunity to sit perfectly still while surrounded by nature? It’s a beautiful thing. As you still yourself you begin to hear nature’s music: the rustling of the leaves on the trees, the singing of the birds, and the chatter of insects. It’s not always easy to steal away and find a few moments to […]

Relieving Back To School Anxiety


Summer is quickly coming to an end for kids all around the country and, like some children, your child might be experiencing some back-to-school anxiety. This can show itself in many ways including separation anxiety, trouble falling asleep, and cranky behaviour. Many children fear the unknown and the beginning of a new school year brings many unknowns […]

My Thrift Store Quilts

Thrift Store Quilt

For as long as I can remember I had wanted to quilt. There was just one thing holding me back: I didn’t know how. All that changed about 13 years ago when a friend invited me to join our local quilting group. At that time this lovely and gifted group of ladies were making quilts […]

Tech Tuesday: Columbia House Goes Bankrupt

13 records for a penny at Columbia House

Did you ever sign up for 13 LPs for a penny or 8 CDs for a penny? I did—twice. And I used the deals to help build my music library while living in a community that had mediocre record stores and even worse AM radio (and no FM radio to speak of). The initial 13 […]

Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal

How do you deal with stress? I try to reduce my stress by making lists. The act of writing things down on a piece of paper seems to ease my mind. Keeping numerous lists means they can easily be misplaced or even thrown out and not being able to find a list I’ve created can be pretty […]

Live Free

Live Free

Live free. What does that look like? Here are some ideas that come to mind. Forgive others, think about the postive in your life instead of the negative, surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, be truthful, live within your financial means, love passionately, laugh often, exercise, explore your hobbies, try new […]